Medieval Coins

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Medieval coins consisted of coins that were produced between 500 AD to 1500 AD. The European medieval coinage history may be roughly divided into three uneven categories. First, the post-antique period, which witnessed the progressive dislocation of the Roman tradition, based on coins of gold, silver and bronze; then the Carolingian revolution, establishing the supremacy of silver as the monetary metal of reference, and finally the later medieval period which, with the parallel surge of the merchant city-states of Northern Italy and the Low Countries and progressive emergence of larger ‘nation-states’ like England, France or Castile, led to the revival of an abundant tri-metallic coinage system, of unparalleled complexity since weight and alloys standards could change from one location to another.